National Recovery Month

September carries with it many meanings — back to school, the start of fall and football season. But one that may sometimes be overlooked is the celebration of recovery: September is National Recovery Month.

According to the Survey on Drug Use and Health, around 23 million people in the United States are classified with substance-abuse disorders each year. At Greenwich House we work to help New Yorkers struggling to overcome addiction, and during this month of celebration, we honor our staff and clients, as well as all the other New Yorkers working to support this cause.

When dealing with addiction, recovery becomes a lifelong process. Greenwich House remains a stronghold where people can find the reliable and caring support necessary to continue through this process. Our unique treatment centers offer the opportunity for clients to empower themselves as well as others facing this struggle and, as a result, remain at almost 45 percent above the standard success rate in New York State for substance-use reduction.

Some clients have even taken the opportunities they receive at Greenwich House and built on them to further assist others in their treatments. Patients at our clinic have set up a food and clothing pantry that distributes donated supplies to clients in need. After rising above their addictions, they now help others to do the same.

Recovering from addiction is an everyday struggle. With personal and consistent support, there can be bright lights that rise above the shadows. I hope that you will join me in recognizing those who have made this commitment to recovery. By working together as a community, we can raise awareness of addiction during Recovery Month, and encourage other New Yorkers facing this struggle to seek the treatment services they need.

A Letter from Roy Leavitt, CEO and Executive Director of Greenwich House

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